Articles written by: Chris Gibbons

Father of two, husband of one, co-host of the All 3 Points podcast, largely right footed one-who-misses-sitters, enjoys all manner of bourbon and red wine, as well as the no-longer-available Talen Energy Stadium concession, "El Golazo."

A work of fiction: Gulati’s DONGARBER proclamation
Satire

A work of fiction: Gulati’s DONGARBER proclamation

In an alternate universe, one where the Union season isn’t beginning to look exactly like almost every other one before it, USSF President Sunil Gulati makes a proclamation that changes everything about American soccer.

Players to watch: players we watched, part III
Analysis

Players to watch: players we watched, part III

Before the season began, the staff at Philly Soccer Page identified a group of players that seemed likely to have a large impact on the 2017 side’s success. Halfway through, it’s worth taking a look how that group have performed.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls
Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls

The Union head up I-95 to try for a U.S. Open Cup match against the rival New York Red Bulls.

The Union ship of Theseus
Commentary

The Union ship of Theseus

When Earnie Stewart took the helm of the Philadelphia Union, he inherited a fanbase so tired of failure as to mutiny against the team’s ownership. How each defines that relationship is a significant part of the team’s “now” narrative.

Player ratings: New York Red Bulls 2-0 Philadelphia Union
Player ratings

Player ratings: New York Red Bulls 2-0 Philadelphia Union

Plenty of players share the responsibility for the Union’s loss against the Red Bulls. This week’s Player Ratings explain.

How good is Andre Blake?
Analysis

How good is Andre Blake?

Andre Blake is the reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and one of the best shot-stoppers in the league. He is also such a conundrum in possession that he is holding the Union back from reaching their full potential.

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Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union at Real Salt Lake

The Union’s six-match unbeaten streak came to an end. Though the Boys in Blue had their chances, Real Salt Lake were the better side and earned their victory.

On luck and chemistry: Regression to the mean?
Commentary / Union

On luck and chemistry: Regression to the mean?

Are the Union, unbeaten in six, better than they were to start the season, when they started without a win in six? A few key stats intrigue.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United
Match previews / Union

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United

For the second time in 2017, and looking to avenge an earlier loss, the Union travel to the District for a match up against their conference rivals, D.C. United.

Players we watched, part II
Players to watch / Union

Players we watched, part II

In 2017, the PSP staff identified several players that would have a key role in the team’s success. Now, after a start so slow even an [anecdote about slowness, maybe a turtle?], we check back in on those players’ contributions toward the team’s success.